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Education Is the Engine of Freedom Conservatism

September 14, 2023

Those who love liberty and those who despise it agree on one thing: liberty’s survival depends on the education of our children. Indeed, nowhere are the stakes higher, and nowhere is the fight more furious than in the realm of educating our nation’s youth. Fortunately, the sweeping victories of school choice, parental rights, and reinvigorated instruction in our nation’s founding ideals are poised to protect the pillars of liberty and unite more Americans under the principles of Freedom Conservatism.

As Vladimir Lenin, the father of one of the world’s most repressive regimes in human history, is said to have proclaimed, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

Ronald Regan understood precisely these stakes, declaring:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it, and then hand it to them with the well fought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.”



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